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14-3588 U.S. v. Dahl Circuit, appealed from the District of North Dakota, Melloy, J.

COMPETENCY Guilty Plea

 

 

Where a defendant challenged the denial of his motion for a competency hearing and examination, arguing that his mental condition deteriorated between his plea hearing and sentencing, there was no suggestion that the defendant had become unable to understand the proceedings since the defendant’s medical reports showed a brain injury resulting in mild cognitive impairment, and the defendant participated extensively at his hearing showing that he understood the nature and consequence of the proceedings. The district court properly found that there was no reasonable cause to believe that the defendant was incompetent, and the judgment denying the motion for the competency hearing is affirmed.  Judgment is affirmed.

14-3588 U.S. v. Dahl  Circuit, appealed from the District of North Dakota, Melloy, J.

 


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